Scores

Final

Southern 66

(20-9, 14-3 SWAC)

Texas Southern 79

(16-14, 15-2 SWAC)

    9:00 PM ET, February 28, 2013

    H&PE Arena, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    SOU 26 4066
    TXSO 37 4279

    Top Performers

    Southern: B. Moore 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    Texas Southern: O. Strong 34 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Texas Southern 79, Southern U. 66

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Omar Strong scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Texas Southern won its 11th straight game, 79-66 over Southern, on Thursday night to take control of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

    Strong was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, for the Tigers (16-14, 15-2), who moved ahead of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Southern into sole possession of the SWAC lead. Texas Southern can clinch the outright title by beating Alcorn State on Saturday in its regular-season finale.

    Ray Penn added 14 points for Texas Southern, and Fred Sturdivant had nine points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots.

    Derick Beltran led the Jaguars (20-9, 14-3) with 16 points. Brandon Moore and Javan Mitchell chipped in 13 apiece. Southern saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

    Texas Southern never trailed after the opening minutes and led by as many as 24 in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SOU
    TXSO
    Points 66 79
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 23-53 (.434)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-24 (.667) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 24

    2012-13 Season

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